Montgomery, Michael, 1950-2019
Michael Bryant Montgomery was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Linguistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1979. His dissertation is entitled “A Discourse Analysis of Expository Appalachian English.” His research focus was language and dialect as they relate to Appalachia and the American South. His research interests also included Irish and Scottish contributions to American English. He has published many articles and several books on linguistics and dialect, including The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2004).